[ddj] Data Journalism Hackathon at OK Fest, Friday 21/9

Antti Poikola antti.poikola at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 10:35:37 UTC 2012

Hello ddj -people,

I've been absent from this list few months while working hard for the 
coming Open Knowledge Festival in Helsinki. Sorry for repetion, if this 
information has beed circulated here already.

OKfestival will be organized in Helsinki 17th-22nd September and there 
will be extensive programme about Data Journalism and Data Visualization 

Main days for Datajournalism are Tuesday 18th, when Simon Rogers and 
Farida Vis among others are having presentations. Hans Rosling is havig 
his keynote on Thursday and on Friday there will be Datajournalism 
Hackathon[2] organized in collaboration with the biggest Finnish News 
Paper Helsingin Sanomat.

The tickets to the OKfestival will be sold out, but they are not yet 
sold out :) Participation to the Friday hackathon is free of charge 
(even lunch is served) and festival ticket is not needed, see the 
invitation  at the end of this email.

[1] http://okfestival.org/data-journalism-and-visualisation/
[2] http://okfestival.org/hs-open-datajournalism-hackathon/

Best regards,
Antti Poikola
open data / data journalism advocate


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